Questions to Ask Your Newborn Photographer

You just  had a newborn and you are excited to get the perfect newborn photograph, you might want to know some of the basic questions to ask before you begin to search for a newborn photographer. We have listed a few of the questions that we thought would be useful information to know when you are beginning this search.


Do you understand how to handle newborns?


Just because a person has had children and knows how delicate a newborn is, doesn’t mean they understand how to properly and safely pose a newborn so that you as a parent and the infant all feel safe and secure with the process.


Do I need to bring my own props?


What makes for the most memorable newborn photo, of course it is the infant in the picture, but to enhance the experience props are always a great idea. If you have certain ideas for the perfect photograph you should talk to your photographer about what you want. If you have certain props that you would like to use talk to them about how they would incorporate them into your session.


Are you Insured?


A professional photographer should always carry some kind of liability insurance to cover the costs of any accident that might happen. You never plan on these things to happen but it is a good idea to ask a photographer if they carry the proper insurance for such a situation.


Do you work with an assistant when doing a newborn session?


It is always important to ask this question, and if the photographer doesn’t have an assistant, ask if you can assist for the safety of the newborn. The photographer only has her hands and attention and what safety precautions do they use to ensure your newborns proper care and safety. Having an assistant to help while the photographer is changing lenses or moving/adjusting props is always a good idea. 


If my newborn is being fussy will I be charged for the session?


If you get to the studio and the newborn is not cooperating, you should know what the photographers policies are. Most professionals understand the nature of infants and are willing to work with the parents to get the best results possible


When is the best time to book your photographer?


This really isn’t a question for the photographer, but a reminder that your better photographers are usually booked months in advance. For most newborns you have around 9 months to plan this as your beautiful present is inside the womb. So once you find out that you are expecting, you should really begin planning and researching for your newborn photo shoot. There are even photographers that will do the before and after birth photos, that are popular. 

Hire a Local Boise Newborn Photographer

Obviously this isn’t a complete list of questions, rather a good start on what to think about when you are looking for the perfect photographer to capture this blessed occasion in you and your newborn’s life. They are only this small once, and it is important that you are prepared and know what to expect in advance of this time. Still have questions? Contact a Boise newborn photographer like Glean and Co and let them help you!

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